Thanks Johnelwood! I’m looking at getting an instrument early next year, things could be worse I guess. The price range for “beginner” instruments seems pretty broad and I’m not sure whether I get something cheaper sooner to get started or wait a little longer and invest on a (hopefully) better instrument.. If you have opinions on whether the right instrument can make learning easier I’d be happy to hear.
I guess my description on the whistling sound is a little vague. When my lips are at “their most relaxed” that sound doesn’t come as easy so I think the right thing to do is to ignore the sound for now and focus on the sensation. I think that’s also in line with your advice.
My leadpipe is still stuck at Sydney airport, hopefully on a plane soon. Exciting!